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Science-themed Summer Camps in Baltimore 2013


Do you have a future scientist, engineer, or zookeeper under your roof? Make sure your child or teenager is challenged this summer by enrolling them in one of these science- and technology-filled summer camps in Baltimore. Whether your child loves animals, wants to learn the physics behind buildings, or is interested in developing iPhone apps, there is a camp available for any age or skill level. Besides, you don't want any lab experiments to go awry at home! These popular summer camps fill up fast, so don't delay on signing up.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Dr.; 410-396-7102
Grade Levels: 2-8
Price: $345-$410
This popular summer camp is ideal for students entering grades 2 through 8 who are interested in learning more about animals and zookeeping. Register online.
  • Grades 3-5: Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper)
  • Grades 3-5: Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper)
  • Grades 3-5: Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper)
  • Grades 6-8: Monday, July 29-Friday, August 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper)
  • Grades 6-8: Monday, August 5-Friday, August 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper)
  • Grade 2: Monday, August 12-Friday, August 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Zoo Detectives Camp)
Maryland Science Center
601 Light St.; 410-545-5946
Grades: Preschool-8th grade (ages 4-13)
Price: $140-440
From "Slimy Science" to "Think It Build It," the Maryland Science Center has more than a dozen different summer camp programs to feed your child's curiosity. Each session is a week long, but families can choose from half day to full day programs. Extended care options with early dropoff and late pickup are also available. Registration information.
  • Ages 4-13: Monday, July 1-Friday, July 5
  • Ages 4-13: Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12
  • Ages 4-13: Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19
  • Ages 4-13: Monday, July 22-Friday, July 26
  • Ages 4-13: Monday, July 29-Friday, August 2
iD Tech Camps
Towson University (and other colleges nationwide)
Grades: 2nd-12th grade (ages 7-18)
Price: Varies by course and location
Students at this summer camp can take their interest in technology further and gain a competitive edge for college and future careers. Children and youth can create iPhone and Android apps, programs with C++ or Java, video games, websites, movies, robots, and more. Day, overnight, weeklong, and intensive sessions are available. Small, personalized classes (guaranteed to be a maximum of eight students per teacher), are taught by instructors. More information.
  • Various sessions available from Monday, June 17 through Friday, July 26
Still on the hunt for the perfect camp? These links might help:
Please note: Additional costs may not be noted in the camp fees listed above, including registration fees, application fees, deposits, transportation fees, extended care, lunch costs, and more. Please research camps individually for a full list of fees. At the same time, it is wise to look for any discounts that might be available. Many camps offer cheaper rates for those who enroll more than one child or who enroll any number of children for multiple weeks. <
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